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Featured Research from Stanford University

Project Director or Projects, Tubelines, London Underground, Bechtel Civil (2007 - 2010)

Principal Investigator:

Led integrated client team responsible for delivering £2.9 billion in capital improvements to the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines which carry over 45% of London Underground passengers. Projects included upgrading 99 stations, 150 escalators and 32 lifts, replacing and refurbishing 150km of track; all these works delivered ahead of schedule. The largest brown-field signaling upgrade in the world, and a quantum leap from the WWII era mechanical lever-frame line-side signals being replaced, the Jubilee line upgrade increased system capacity by 40%.

Project Project Director, High Speed 1, Bechtel Civil (2005 - 2007)

Principal Investigator:

Led a joint venture team of Arup, Bechtel, Halcrow and Systra to deliver the £3.5 billion, 8000+ person Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 2, a high speed rail system from Kent to Central London. The Project was comprised of 40km of tunnels, a major underground and mainline rail hub at historic St Pancras station which was meticulously refurbished, 2 new suburban stations, a new depot and major viaduct and civil works. The Project was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget for client London Continental Railways.


London, England

Project Computer-Assisted Learning, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Previously, we conducted five large-scale trials to evaluate Computer Assisted Learning (CAL), a computer program designed to teach remedial math and Chinese. The results of the trials have shown that CAL boosts students’ academic performance and confidence. In order to see whether CAL can be scaled-up throughout the country, we need to know whether prefectural education bureaus are capable of managing CAL programs.


Qinghai, China